Coriant Brings On Shaygan Kheradpir As New CEO To Spur Growth


Shaygan Kheradpir was an Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners, the parent company of Coriant Corporation, and was assigned for quite a while to work with Coriant’s top management to help Coriant’s Operations and Strategic Planning do great work. He proved invaluable in his leadership, and so has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Coriant. Their confidence in him is now complete.

Kheradpir’s plan is to lead Coriant forward into a future filled with upgrades for all their many client companies. This will often involve whole new systems for cloud computing and very high-throughput and highly-fault-tolerant networking hardware and software. He wants Coriant to become a bigger player in the telecom arena. This is a task perfectly suited for Kheradpir.

Of particular interest in Coriant’s near future plans, are their top clients who are now shifting to cloud computing in scaled-up data centers, able to handle the hundreds of millions of data packets passing through every second. These are the new 100 gigabit networks. Much of this plan was originally done by Kheradpir while he was consulting with the company’s management, most recently. He takes over from former CEO Pat DiPietro, who is still serving as the Vice Chairman of the Board.

Thousands of companies in over 100 countries benefit from Coriant’s turn-key and custom technology integration packages, and will all be shepherded into the full intensity of high-technology solutions in the 21st century. This will include new packet optical technology, at much reduced prices, because of the huge volumes involved. More automation is being brought online at Coriant to reduce manufacturing costs, and more automation is being applied to field service and field service upgrades.

Shaygan Kheradpir is a high-performing veteran of a number of telecom companies, including GTE and Verizon. He has long served on the Board of Directors for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He worked his way up the corporate ladder at GTE until he became their CEO! He has an Electrical Engineering science degree from Cornell, where he was on the Engineering Council Advisory Panel at Cornell. And, it was at Cornell that he earned both is Masters degree and his Ph.D.

But Kheradpir has double powers. He is not only a bit of a technology guru, he also understands everything about running a technology business, including with unique insight into the world of commercial finance. He was the CEO of the Global Retail Business Group at Barclay’s Bank and a CEO at Global Retail Business Group. While at the latter, he invented an online payment system for them, called ‘Pingit’.


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